Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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JUNE 18, 2019 | TUESDAY
Choose the Right AC for Your Home with This Cheat Sheet

Dependable air conditioning is essential for keeping comfortable during the sweltering days of summer, so homeowners should be sure to assess their HVAC needs (and meet them!) before temp...

JUNE 14, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Wheelbarrows, According to DIYers

If you spend any time gardening or landscaping, you’ve got to have a good wheelbarrow. While these lowly vehicles may look similar, they’re not all designed to accomplish the same tasks. ...

The One Tool You’re Probably Not Bringing to a Paint Job—But Should

Nothing refreshes a room and improves its ambience quite like a new coat of paint. If you’re like most DIYers, you have an ample collection of rollers, brushes, edging tools, and drop clo...

The Dos and Don'ts of Planting Ground Cover

Bring beautiful color and texture to stubborn areas of your yard by strategically selecting and then properly planting the right ground cover.

The Best Lawn Sprinkler Systems for Every Yard

While your yard may take its fair share of work to maintain and manicure, it can actually be pretty easy to keep it from browning. The key to a lush green lawn is selecting and investing ...

JUNE 10, 2019 | MONDAY
5 Ways to Prevent Cracks in Concrete—and 1 Easy Fix

Even if it's your first concrete project, you can ensure a long-lasting, professional finish by steering clear of a few pitfalls and, if necessary, using the right repair products. </p> ...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Cordless Drills, According to DIYers

Just as cellular technology freed the telephone, the advent of lithium-ion batteries forever altered the landscape of power tools. Powering a tool with a long-lasting battery afforded a h...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
6 Smart Ways to Prevent a Soggy Yard with Every Rain Shower

Ward off water woes in your front, back, or side yard with a few improvements to your landscaping.</p> The following article is paid advertising created in partnership with SupplyHou...

MAY 21, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Electric Mowers, According to Reviewers

If you’re ready to upgrade to a new lawn mower but aren’t sure you want a traditional gas-powered model, consider going electric. Not only would you be able to bid goodbye to jerking a pu...

MAY 20, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What It Means When Your Toilet Hisses

Q: How’s this for a peculiar plumbing problem: After every flush, our toilet hisses, just like a loud snake. It started making the noise a few months ago, and it seems to be getting loude...